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India, China, Russia call for all-inclusive govt in Afghanistan

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KABUL: India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that India, as a neighbour and long-standing partner, supports an inclusive and representative government in Afghanistan.

At the 18th meeting of the Russia-India-China foreign ministers on Friday, Jaishankar raised concerns about the situation in Afghanistan.

At the virtual summit, Foreign Ministers of Russia and China also called for an inclusive government represented by all major ethnicities and political groups. They expressed concerns about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country.

“As a neighbour and long-standing partner of Afghanistan, India is concerned about the recent developments in that country. India supports an inclusive and representative government in Afghanistan,” said Jaishankar.

He further spoke about the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and urged RIC countries to work together to ensure that assistance reaches the Afghan people without hindrance and politicization.

“RIC countries need to work together to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches the Afghan people without hindrance and politicization. It is necessary for the RIC countries to coordinate respective approaches on the threats of terrorismdrug trafficking and radicalization,” Jaishankar said today.

The External Affairs Minister also stressed on ‘One Earth, One Health’ mantra and termed it “need of the hour”.

“Our approach to global development should be human-centric. Covid has shown interdependence of the interconnected world. The need of the hour is ‘One Earth, One Health’,” he said.

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